Scott Beigel was my friend

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Scott Beigel was a teacher. A cross country coach. A counselor. A son. A brother. A man soon to be married.

He died a hero for his actions Wednesday afternoon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where he taught geography and coached cross country.

Scott Beigel was also a childhood friend.

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I will always remember Scott as the kid who was always trying, and, succeeding in getting us to laugh until whatever we were drinking (usually milk or Hi-C Ecto Cooler) squirted out of our noses. The kid who would host government cheese bouncing contests at the lunch table. It's disgusting how high government cheese can bounce.. The kid who made jokes about the seagulls who had gotten into, and, eaten all of my lunch when I had left it out on the blacktop in a paper bag. Scott tried making me laugh and cheering me up because we both knew I would be given a disgusting government cheese sandwich as a replacement. Mainly I will remember the kid who always tried to find the humor in any given situation and share that humor with his friends.

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In his honor, his family has set up the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund. It will provide scholarships to send children to camp. This scholarship is a wonderful way to pay tribute to him, as it will give children the opportunity to participate in something that Scott loved so much.

If you have money please donate, and definitely share the memorial fund link.

Of course it wouldn't be a United States mass shooting without sickening behavior from the guns over human lives crowd. A disgusting lie is being spread about the Parkland Massacre.

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The lie is that a survivor of the Parkland massacre is a paid actor. This was the number 1 trending video on Youtube today, until youtube took the video down.

The lie is being used to smear the survivor and in turn smear all of the Parkland massacre survivors. This was done to the survivors of Sandy Hook too.

The Week has a great take on whats happening:
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I know what I am going to do. Scott gave his life to save the lives of students in Parkland. A good start in honoring my friend will be to show even half of the heroism that Scott showed and stand up for the honor and credibility of the survivors.

However, as a fellow teacher I am going to do more than that. I am going to fight my anxieties, stop being overwhelmed by the insane amount of sociopathic behavior on display in our country and create a youtube channel called Brutally Honest to fight back the sickening voices of the right that has a strangle hold over the content of Youtube.

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Lenzabi's picture

I will sub to that when it hits!, there already is a web channel on Youtube a year old calling itself brutally Honest, so you may need to add something to the title or something, let us know when it launches so all of us here can check it out and subscribe to you.

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So long, and thanks for all the fish

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@Lenzabi @Lenzabi Thank you for giving me the heads up.
What do you think of Brutally Honest: The Truth Hurts work? or Brutally Honest Now?

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Lenzabi's picture

@BrutallyHonest I like the first title.

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So long, and thanks for all the fish

Wink's picture

@BrutallyHonest

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the little things you can do are more valuable than the giant things you can't! - @thanatokephaloides. On Twitter @wink1radio. (-1.9) All about building progressive media.

It always sounds lame to me but I truly am. The ugliness of people is absolutely revolting.

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Bollox Ref's picture

that allows people to delude themselves and claim that victims are merely actors, just to keep their silly guns.

Mind boggling.

Cheers and buona fortuna!

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

The Aspie Corner's picture

@Bollox Ref And the 'students' at Youtube Facebook Twitter 'University' eat that shit up. Every. Single. Time.

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Modern education is little more than toeing the line for the capitalist pigs.

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@Bollox Ref

You Homo sapiens and your guns.

My wife is a special ed teacher and idea that the Orange Hairball is floating about arming teachers like your friend has us gobsmacked. But I guess that’s the only way any of them will get a raise out of the GOP.

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We may find that we’re all alone
In the dream of the proud.
- Pink Floyd, On the Turning Away

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Sigh

zoebear's picture

Your courage to overcome your fears and start your own YouTube channel is heartening and inspiring. Keep moving in that direction. It's where the healing energy will be. Please let us know when your channel is up; I will gladly subscribe.

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Soldier: What? Ridden on a horse?
King Arthur: Yes!
Soldier: You're using coconuts!
King Arthur: What?
Soldier: You've got two empty halves of a coconut and you're bangin' 'em together.

snoopydawg's picture

learned that your friend had been killed. Great idea to start your own way to fight for what you believe in. I'll sub to it when it's up.

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Disclaimer: No Russian, living or dead, had anything to do with the posting of this proudly home-grown comment

Daenerys's picture

This one really sucks, somehow.
I'll subscribe too.

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This shit is bananas.

CB's picture

My sincere condolences.

I give you this for hope:

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dkmich's picture

The tragedy is overwhelming on a personal and societal level. The loss, ignorance, disgusting greed, I don't know which one hurts the most.

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

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Family, friends are who make us what we are. If the memories are good they lift us, sustain us, anchor us, guide us, and there's always the promise, the anticipation, of future memories. I'm sorry that's been so cruelly taken away from you, from all, who cared for him.

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TY for your understanding. I finally watched the CNN segment where they had on the student survivors and Scott's mother arguing against the ghoulish NRA lobbyist and other corrupt politicians. I am glad to see this much over due step where people start realizing that the people in power in our country are sociopathic ghouls who only care about their own wealth and power.

My first two videos will be on the lie that is being spread, and the CNN segment. I hope to have them done asap and will make a new post for each video.

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smiley7's picture

@BrutallyHonest

please know we are here sending love and hope for better days and ways to share living.

Words cannot tough the sadness.

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Hawkfish's picture

My high school student is a drama minor, and I made him read it.

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We may find that we’re all alone
In the dream of the proud.
- Pink Floyd, On the Turning Away

Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal's picture

I will subscribe to your channel.

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The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Keep pushing the door open. Light the corners till the melt.
--Magiamma

Morire de cara sol.
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